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May 07, 2021

GAS GUZZLING MORRISON GOVT BUDGET SPEND FAILS WORKERS

The Morrison Government’s $58.6 million handout to the gas industry is wasteful spending by a gas guzzling government intent on denying the futures of manufacturing workers in renewables, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) say.

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May 06, 2021

RELIEF FOR MANUFACTURING WORKERS AT WHYALLA STEELWORKS

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes news that Liberty steel is on the verge of financing its Australian steel operations.

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March 24, 2021

Morrison Govt needs to step up to save renewables jobs

The Morrison Government has failed workers from one of Australia’s leading wind tower manufacturers in a deal it struck with Danish company Vestas to build Ryan Corner wind farm in Victoria. 

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March 15, 2021

Hastings Deering FWC Order

The FWC has made an Interim s.418 Order, binding employees so that they stop industrial action about HDAL. The Interim Order requires that any industrial action, by any employee must not be engaged in, or threatened. Further, any industrial action must not be organised, aided, abetted, directed, procured, induced, advised, authorised, encouraged or facilitated and any direction, advice or authorisation by Employee/s to engage in industrial action is withdrawn. Full details of the order are here.

March 11, 2021

Morrison’s travel sweetener doesn’t fly for workers

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (the AMWU) says a Morrison Government discount flight offer to try and sweeten cutting Job Keeper payments for aviation workers is insulting and will leave them stranded and unable to make ends meet.

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February 26, 2021

‘Big battery’ project in VIC a chance for local manufacturing jobs

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) welcomes the ‘big battery’ announcement and calls for a guarantee on local manufacturing jobs coupled with procurement policies that support Australian made.

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February 11, 2021

Labor's secure jobs announcement supports manufacturing

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) supports a pledge by Labor Opposition leader Anthony Albanese to create secure jobs and prioritise Australian manufacturing. The AMWU have fought hard for the portability of entitlements including long service leave, same job same pay provisions, a clear and fair definition of casual work, and using government procurement powers to support local secure jobs. 

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February 09, 2021

Manufacturing workers worse off under IR Omnibus Bill

Australian manufacturing workers kept food on supermarket shelves and PPE in our hospitals at the height of the COVID-19 crisis.

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January 20, 2021

RAA WORKERS STOP WORK OVER FAIR WAGES AND CONDITIONS

RAA roadside assistance patrol workers are taking part in stop-work action on Wednesday 20 January after management have refused to negotiate for fair working conditions and have applied to terminate the current enterprise agreement

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December 09, 2020

APPRENTICES URGE CASH TO KEEP THEM ON THE TOOLS

Apprentices working across Australia are in Canberra to urge Employment and Skills Minister Michaelia Cash to drop a plan to remove the mandatory workplace practice component from engineering trade qualifications.

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